CClay mastiffs, found in the excavated ruins of a palace in Nineveh, were meant to protect the property from demons. They have cuneiform inscriptions on them, one of which reads ē tamtallik epuš pāka – or, “Don’t think, bite!” Who’s a good boy?No proper newsletter...
It seems, at first, as if the broken stones are meaningless. Look closer. Can we say something of value? Notice, here, the way the practiced chisel marks suggest the bones and careful study of anatomy. What of their metal skills? To craft a blade equipped to chisel marble implies trade and special talents. Blacksmiths. Some […]